Schools and Coronavirus:
What You Should Know

The recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has prompted widespread school closures, transitions to online learning, and questions about how our students and educators move forward during this challenging time.

Below you will find the latest news, resources, guidance, and support from the National Education Association, along with resources from other health and education organizations. NEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its members and the students they serve and will continue to monitor the situation and provide resources and support as they become available.


NEA Policy Statement on Digital Learning

See NEA’s official position on distance learning.


Stay Connected Professionally

NEA has compiled a list of NEA micro-credentials that do not require student interactions or face-to-face contact with others. It is our hope that your professional development continues to be meaningful and relevant.

We have also set up two community groups for educators to share information, resources, and support during this challenging time.

You can join NEA Educators Navigating COVID-19 Together on Facebook, or sign up for our EdCommunities professional learning community (registration is required but free and open to all).


The latest news from

During Pandemic, Unions Continue to Advocate for Educators and Students

So, You Have to Move Your Classes Online. Now What?

Educator Rights and Benefits Amid Schools Closings: Frequently Asked Questions

As Schools Close, Educators Work to Assist Every Student

Educators Nationwide Feed Students During COVID-19 Closures

Educators Take a Stand Against Corovavirus Racism

Parents-Turned-Homeschoolers Agree: Teachers Are Amazing!


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Congress responds to educators’ calls for a COVID stimulus package that helps students and educators

The Senate passed a $2.2 trillion relief package that includes more than $30 billion in emergency education funding. The House is expected to pass it Friday. Learn about its key provisions for workers and students.

NEA: You Are Strong, You Are Courageous, You Are Amazing!

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García sends a message of encouragement to educators dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When Your School is Closing

Items for educators to think about in the case of a school closure.

Resources for Online Learning During School Closures

Useful articles, links, resources, and webinars to help educators.

Self Care

PE educators share tips on staying active during school closures

For Everyone

What can I do to protect myself and other family members?


Talking to Children About Current Events

COVID-19: Share Your Story

As the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19, our members are looking for help and hope. How has your membership come together to uplift one another and show up for their students? Let us know using this form.


Questions About Canceled NEA Conferences

The nation’s students, educators, and all their families are at the forefront of our minds as we grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. When we make hard decisions, the safety of our members, students, staff, and guests is our top priority.

We have concluded that we must cancel many of our upcoming conferences. If you have a question about your conference or logistics, please fill out this form.